Aberdine Dwight, PhD

Aberdine Donaldson

DBT/Trauma/ACT Therapist
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Aberdine Dwight is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Boston Child Study Center where she provides direct client care in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adolescents and young adults with difficulties in emotion regulation, mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma, and co-occurring suicidal behaviors and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).

Dr. Dwight received her bachelor’s in psychology from Boston University before earning her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Northeastern University. Dr. Dwight is also a Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). She was previously a clinical and research associate at the Center for Effective Child Therapy at the Baker Center for Children and Families (formerly Judge Baker Children’s Center)/Harvard Medical School where she was trained in the Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC). Dr. Dwight has worked in the Wellesley and Brookline Public schools as a school psychology intern conducting comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations and providing evidence-based treatments to students experiencing a wide range of emotional disorders at the elementary and secondary levels. Dr. Dwight also trained as a clinical extern at the BCSC providing direct client care in DBT, ACT, and CBT. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Franciscan Children’s, where she worked in the Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) program, completed comprehensive neuropsychology evaluations, and provided outpatient therapy to youth and their families.

Dr. Dwight’s research focuses on the effective assessment and progress monitoring of youth experiencing internalizing concerns, such as anxiety and depression.